2018 Hurricane Direct Support

$2,150 of $10,000 goal

Raised by 41 people in 2 months
Created July 19, 2018
Preparation saves lives. As the 2018 hurricane season approaches, Dancing for Justice founder Brittany Williams and the Coalition to Support Racial Justice Organizing are raising money in advance to support potentially impacted folks in high-risk areas. The money will be distributed by the Coalition team to directly impacted people before a hurricane becomes inclement to buy supplies and recover after. We know hurricanes will arrive; it's a matter of when, where, and how badly. Thanks to everyone who supported our successful Hurricane Irma Solidarity fund last year! We hope to prevent unnecessary trauma and provide care for even more communities in 2018. 

UPDATE: all funds are being sent to Black women in the Carolinas. Get more info on our Direct Support work here:  https://coalitionforracialjustice.net/hurricane-florence-urgent-support-actions/

See Leslie Mac's Facebook live video about our work! If you need direct support, please go here .

FOR TRANSPARENCY: The people we care for are people in our direct networks or in a known organizer's network. Brittany is distributing ALL monies collected directly to real people, families and organizers to buy supplies ahead of the storm. The monies raised TODAY will be released first thing tomorrow morning.  We'll post receipts of transactions -- omitting person's private info -- later.)

Let's make this campaign stronger than the campaign we did last year for Hurricanes Irma and Maria! (See the results of our 2017 Direct Support YouCaring below.)


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Thanks so much for the continued support! Please continue to spread the word and rally everyone to direct support. We've supported about half of the 150+ families who've signed up for direct support to face Florence.

As promised, Britt posted receipts from her transactions on her Instagram. Check out a few here:
1. https://www.instagram.com/p/BnqorvWBbf-/?taken-by=msbritt_305
2. https://www.instagram.com/p/BnqomlJhhNG/?taken-by=msbritt_305
3. https://www.instagram.com/p/BnqohoqBfoV/?taken-by=msbritt_305
4. https://www.instagram.com/p/BnnaeDxBPAW/?taken-by=msbritt_305

Lastly, please see a message from someone we supported. This is why we're doing this. KEEP IT UP!!!
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Thank you so much for supporting! We have another, more urgent request: there are 40 families in North Carolina and South Carolina who need direct support by Wednesday, Sept. 12. Stores close on Wednesday (tomorrow). I'm literally asking everyone we know to send $10 via Cash App to Brittany Williams right NOW (more if you can) so she can get these 40 families supplies like bottled water, rafts, and such. Her cash app handle is: $msbritt3055

Read on for details and info (like why we're asking you for Cash App donations on GoFundMe) ...

1. Download the app here: https://cash.app/ Why this app? Cash App transfers are instant! Venmo, PayPal, etc. take a few days and we do not have a few days.
2. Make to include the $ sign in CashApp before her name.
3. Britt's still waiting on the GoFundMe monies to hit her account. She is the financial distribution point for the 40 families and is literally arranging Wal-Mart pick-ups in NC/SC tomorrow before they close. Your bank has to talk to GoFundMe and vice versa and the internet isn't super speedy with money transfers. We need to buy stuff for people TOMORROW and need the cash to cover it TONIGHT. Britt nor I are made of money; she's managing a lot of stuff right now.
4. The GoFundMe monies will be sent to the families, have no fear, but this request is just to get supplies to people ASAP before stores close tomorrow.
6. Thank you so much! See more info here: https://coalitionforracialjustice.net/hurricane-florence-urgent-support-actions/
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Hi everyone. Thanks for the support so far! Brittany is distributing the funds as we speak. Please visit this page for updates on our efforts in the Carolinas AND other ways to support: https://coalitionforracialjustice.net/hurricane-florence-urgent-support-actions/
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Raised by 41 people in 2 months
Created July 19, 2018
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